The National Museum of Ethnography will use exciting, suggestive programs and exhibitions to expand perceptions of various life styles and cultures world-wide. The museum will use its abundant collections their provenance to offer knowledge and perspectives that invite reflection on what it means to be human. By providing interpretations of specific, universal questions, the museum will create receptivity towards the unknown.
The museum is located in the museum park on northern Djurgaarden island that includes the Maritime Museum and the National Museum of Technology. The easiest way to get there is to take the 69 bus, walk along the DjurgÃ¥rdsbrunn Canal or use your own sedan. For information on current programs, log in on the museum web site.
The museum houses collections from China, Japan, Korea, South and Southeast Asia, Oceania, both Americas and Africa, in all some 170 000 objects.
The Museum of Ethnography traces its roots to the formation of the Swedish Museum of Natural History founded in the late 1800s. After a perambulating history first in central Stockholm and then in former military buildings on Northern DjurgÃ¥rden, the Museum of Ethnography became a separate museum in 1966. Ten years later a new building specially designed for the museum was built on the same location and opened to the public in 1980.
In addition to exhibitions and programs, the Museum of Ethnography carries out care and registration of pictorial material, pedagogic activities, research and various publications.